Complete set of NFOs?

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Nov 15, 2008

Complete set of NFOs? by tsurfer at 10:19 PM (2,530 Views / 0 Likes) 18 replies

  1. tsurfer
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    I'm looking to download a complete set of NFOs. There are dozens of sites where I can d/l them one at a time (including gbatemp), but there are 3,000 files. I thought I hit paydirt with with a file called "NDS_NFO_0000-2800.exe." Unfortunately, that was extracted from NdsCRC's cache folder and the file names are NOT based on the game number. For example: 0002.nfo is actually "0001 - Electroplankton." The discrepancy increases the higher the game number (2798.nfo = "2731 - FIFA 09"). Does anyone know of an easy way to get a complete set of NFOs with file names that make sense?

    Thanks! T
     
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    why do you need NFO's?
     
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    True.. I delete them... I don't see a point in keeping them.
     
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    Use google [​IMG] Type in google: NDS_NFO_0000-2800.exe
     
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    the file names should always make sense - I have all nfo's named as they were when originally released (why would I name them any other way?).

    Surely each nfo came in the dir when you downloaded the release?
     
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    what do you need that for?
     
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    They serve many purposes, especially for those who are uploaders on sites that must not be named, they can give some useful information and they are not taking up much space, I am sorry but if you do not have room for a few bytes to a few KiloBytes then you might want to upgrade your storage by a few megs :-/
     
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    Banger is right. It's for a private tracker that requires separate NFOs. Like many others, I deleted my originals and I'm looking for a way to replace them. For some reason ADVANsCEne (Offlinelist, NDSCrc, RToolDS) uses an unusual NFO file naming system in their cache dirs. Also, none of those progs have an NFO export function. Although, I think I found a way to do it using NDSCrc's "Rebuild archives" + "Prefix other files with ROMnumber." Only problem is, I trimmed all of my roms with Rominator and NDSCrc won't recognize trimmed files.

    DieForIt: Yes, I found that same file on Google. It's a NDSCrc cache folder extract (see issues in original post).

    Anyone else have an idea?
     
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    i know what they are. i was just asking OP why he wants ALL of them. the only reason i can think of is, he's a shill trying to flood torrent and other download sites with fake files bundled with correct info docs.

    any legit uploader would already have them with him.

    anyway this forums supposed to be about game discussion. lets try to stay in the ballpark.
     
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    I'm a shill?? Way to show the love nin10do... [​IMG] Actually, a separate NFO for each game isn't required if you post them in packs. Catch is, I wanted each downloader to have the choice of selecting the entire pack or just a single game in that pack (rar each game separately). That's where the fun begins... Each game needs a separate SFV file and depending on the tracker, a separate NFO file. Personally, I think it's a waste of space... but rules are rules.

    I apologize if this is the wrong forum. Which one is correct for NFOs?
     
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    i guess if you've been cleaning up torrents as long as me you get a little paranoid.

    i'll ask a friend of mine for the NFO's. i only have his email though so not sure if he'll be able to come through. i'm quite sure he has them. just not sure if i can get him to send them over. in the mean time there always google.
     
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    No worries, I'm the same way. Thanks for offering to help! I never thought finding NFOs would be this difficult. Yes, you can view them in Offlinelist, NDSCrc & RToolDS... but good luck trying to extract them. Worst case scenario: I'll dig up all my untrimmed games, zip each one separately, run them thru NDSCrc's Rebuild archives utility, unzip all the files, and search & copy nfos out. Just thought someone might know of a better way.
     
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    Easiest solution would be to download original scene release of every game, and this time don't delete the nfo from the directory.

    You've then got the proper release (including nfo & original sfv for rarred release) so won't be spreading trimmed/renamed-repacked junk around if you upload elsewhere.
     
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    Quim you are 0 for 2. Can't wait to see your next perl of wisdom.... Here's why your replies were a complete waste of space:

    "the file names should always make sense - I have all nfo's named as they were when originally released (why would I name them any other way?)."

    If you're using Offlinelist, NDSCrc or RToolDS, just look in your nfo cache directory and tell me the file names make sense. As for the original nfo names, take another look.... they don't all have unique names. That's not a problem if they're in separate dirs/zips on your hd but it's a major problem if you're uploading a pack of games. The nfos must be external to the rar files. Multiple games with the exact same nfo file name??? Do you see why they must be renamed now? And the ones with unique names are hard to understand. Can you tell me which games xpa-tmu.nfo & wnw-pqeu.nfo belong to?

    "Easiest solution would be to download original scene release of every game, and this time don't delete the nfo from the directory."

    See your 1st mistake above.

    "You've then got the proper release (including nfo & original sfv for rarred release) so won't be spreading trimmed/renamed-repacked junk around if you upload elsewhere."

    I'm actually up'ing 2 sets (1 trimmed & 1 untrimmed). People like quim forget that not everyone has our expertise. Many have never even heard of Rom Management software, let alone know how to trim. Instead of ridicule... I'd rather help with a 2nd option.
     
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    Rom management software? lol - this is slot 1 - extract to SD card and you are done. ROM management is a fools errand. Sure it was needed in gba/slot2 days but they are long gone.

    As for ridicule - well if you really wanted to help them you would teach them how to use software, not just blindly upload some bastardised "rh0mz" which keeps them uneducacted in the ways of your "ROM management software". Do you want them to rely on you forever?


    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    I could include the full list if you like, but it would be pointless - everyone can see that each nfo has a unique name that relates to the release.
     
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    "Biggest idiot" [​IMG] You said it.... now just look at YOUR files. Are the directory names the same as the nfo??? Once again, I'm up'ing a large pack where each game is individually rar'd so you can select the entire pack or just a single game. Tracker rules require each game have a separate nfo EXTERNAL to the archive. Don't get me wrong, I think that rule is stupid and and I'd much prefer to pack them INSIDE each rar.

    That means your upload would look like this (notice all the unrecognizable nfos at the bottom):

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    F3 won't do you any good when they're all in the same folder. Now take a look at how I'd do it using one of the software progs you hate:

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    Either way, it's obvious you're incapable of constructive advice. Redownload 50gb worth of files to secure less than 1mb worth of NFOs?? Brilliant...
     
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    No, redownload 70gb of files so you have original scene releases, not some that have been tampered with by someone unable to find a dirname from a nfo file...

    Also you wouldn't actually need to download the zip/rars again, just the directory structure and nfo/diz files...
     
  18. tsurfer
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    Obviously we got off on the wrong foot. I get your point. Yes, redownloading 70gb of perfect original scene releases would provide a complete set of nfos. Unfortunately, I am part of the 6 billion other people that don't have SCT membership. We’re stuck with a combination of public / private trackers and direct web d/ls. Many do not include nfos or have duplicate names, although the games are valid.

    Assuming I obtain a perfect set, that still leaves the file name problem. I am attempting to provide each user with the option of a partial torrent download (they can d/l 1 game or the entire 70gb set). Thus, an up using original scene file names would look like this:

    [​IMG]

    Now take a look at what I'm trying to accomplish:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Well, if you have usenet (or want to use a free trial or something) there is currently a full set of scene rars on usenet.

    http://www.newzleech.com/index.php?q=RSA_N...amp;mode=usenet
    http://www.newzleech.com/index.php?q=RSA_N...amp;mode=usenet
    http://www.newzleech.com/index.php?q=RSA_N...amp;mode=usenet
    http://www.newzleech.com/index.php?q=RSA_N...amp;mode=usenet

    That is every release until the end of septemer - newer ones should be easy enough to get.


    Thus, an up using original scene file names would look like this:
    That is because again you are not keeping the directory structure and are dumping all games in one dir:

    see:
    [​IMG]
    (that is some old pack I found on there, not complete as I said previously - sct is quite lame for handheld/console that isn't 360 stuff).


    That gives you each release maintained in it's own dir - each nfo is seperate from the game/rar and each game can be selected individually.
     

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